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Aquanaut Activity Badge

posted Nov 17, 2012, 4:45 PM by Den5 Pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:39 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

On Friday, November 16 a couple of the Webelos went to Sterling Heights High School to earn their Aquanaut Activity Badge.  They played a game of water polo, practiced survival floating, learned water rescue methods (reach, throw, row, go), used PFDs and of course swam and swam and swam.  They had a great time!

Citizens Activity Badge

posted Nov 17, 2012, 4:37 PM by Den5 Pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:42 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

On Wednesday, November 14 the Webelos worked toward their Citizen Activity Badge.  We spent time talkingabout respect for our country's flag and our rights and duties as citizens.  We also practiced our flag ceremony.

But it wasn't all work.  We also had a contest to see who was the 'crabbiest' cub scout.  We also had a field goal kicking contest.

Scouting for Food

posted Nov 17, 2012, 4:27 PM by Den5 Pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:42 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

On Saturdays, November 3 and 10 the Webelos participated in Scouting for Food.  The scouts collected food that was generously donated by our neighbors.  The scouts then donated the food to Gleaners.

Scouting for Food,” is Scouting's community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community in which we live and work.

Cranbrook Institute of Science

posted Nov 12, 2012, 4:38 PM by Den5 Pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:42 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

On Saturday, November 10 the Webelos went to the Cranbrook Institute of Science and earned the Engineer and Scientist Activity Badges.  The scouts got to experiment with electricity, grow crystals, demonstrate pressure, and build bridges strong enough to hold a heavy rock!

Scholar Activity Badge

posted Oct 17, 2012, 5:07 PM by Den5 Pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:42 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

On Wednesday, October 17, Mr Susanto led us in achieving the Scholar Activities Badge.  The scouts wrote some things that they can do now because they are going to school.  They also built a marshmallow and toothpick castle, bathroom, and house.

Cranbrook Institute of Science

posted Oct 14, 2012, 7:27 PM by Den5 Pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:42 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

On Saturday, October 14 the Webelos went to the Cranbrook Institute of Science and earned the Naturalist and Forester Activity Badges.  Although we took 2 hikes in the rain, our spirits never dampened and we had a great time learning more about nature!

Rusty Bucket

posted Oct 3, 2012, 5:07 PM by Den5 Pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:42 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

On Wednesday, October 3, the Webelos went to the Rusty Bucket restaurant to work on their Fitness Activity Badge.  We sat in the very private and very exclusive Red Wings room in the back and chowed down on pizza.  We talked about the importance of being healthy, clean, and fit.  We did some fun puzzles regarding nutrition.  And we enjoyed each other's fellowship.

Boy Scout Camporee

posted Sep 30, 2012, 11:33 AM by Den5 Pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:42 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

On Saturday, September 29, the Webelos joined the boy scouts from Troop 1005 at the North Star Camporee held at D-bar-A.  In the morning, the Webelos participated in a nature conservation project which was removing an invasive species from a part of the camp.  They also earned their Outdoorsman Activity Badge.

In the afternoon, the Webelos got to ride on a carousel, climb on monkey bridges and trestle bridges, shoot dogfood using slingshots, climb towers and launch a catapult.  All of these were made using only wood and rope by the 13 boy scouts troops who attended.

We all had a fun time!  Hopefully we get invited back next year and even more Webelos will be able to attend!

Bloomfield Township School Board Meeting

posted Sep 20, 2012, 5:18 PM by Den5 Pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:42 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

On Thursday September 20, the Webelos I scouts visited the Bloomfield Township School Board Meeting.  The boys all enjoyed the opportunity to learn how the school system is run.  This will help them in pursuit of their Scholar Activity Badge.

Board Member, Ed Ford, introduced himself to each scout individually prior to the meeting.  Mr Ford is actively involved with Boy Scout Troop 1022. 

During the meeting we listened to School Board President Ingrid Day lay out the goals for the new school year and give special recognition to the Webelos I from Pack 1014 out of Eastover Elementary School!  Assistant Superintendent, Christine Barnett, talked about how they are implementing the goals of the Board.  Ms Barnett also mentioned they have recently hired 80 new people including 40 new teachers.  

After the meeting, Board Member, Cynthia von Oeyen, told us how her son used to be member of Pack 1014.  The Board was very friendly with the boys and they learned a lot about their school system.

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